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UrbanSitter – Last Minute Sitting is Easy!

UrbanSitter – Last Minute Sitting is Easy!

Have you ever struggled to find a last minute babysitter to go out? Or maybe you have a planned night out and had a hard time finding someone you can trust to leave your babies with? It’s not just me, right? My kids are amazing, but time to myself and with my husband is time to be treasured! But it can be really hard to find someone I can trust in my home alone, who I … Read entire article »

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Sittercity Coupon Code

Sittercity Coupon Code

We’ve been Sittercity fans for years. After receiving a trial membership for review, I’ve renewed several times and we now have a promo code for our readers for $20 OFF. Sittercity is a service that allows you to sort through potential sitters by distance, types of services, certifications, skills, and more.  I can quickly get a sense of whether or not a candidate is worth interviewing based on how carefully she fills out her profile and … Read entire article »

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Sittercity Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

Sittercity Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

When Sittercity offered me the opportunity to test out their babysitter finding service, I found it so useful that I paid for my subscription when I moved and needed another sitter a year later. And Sittercity is more than just baby sitters! Find elder care, house sitters, pet sitters, and tutors, too! We’ve had a 10% Off exclusive discount and now you can save even more! Need a babysitter? The best local sitters are at Sittercity.com. … Read entire article »

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Home Safety Tip: Don’t Give the Babysitter a Key to Your House

Home Safety Tip: Don’t Give the Babysitter a Key to Your House

  As my maternity leave drew to a close, I started feeling anxious about leaving baby home with a babysitter. You can do thorough background checks and verify lots of references, but that won’t stop the nagging worries.  What if the baby misses me while I’m gone? Will he take his nap on time? Will she know the proper way to soothe him when he cries? What if the babysitter got locked out of the house … Read entire article »

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Get a Babysitter for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Resolution: Spend more time together as a couple. Why not start now? I am guilty of avoiding this myself. I have the excuse that we’ve been in the middle of a move, but with a new house and a new year, it is time to find reliable child care so my husband and I can put on non-carrot stained clothes and enjoy a stolen hour or two reconnecting with the inner adult. If this is too huge of a move, maybe take some baby steps and hire a sitter to watch the kids while you throw a party at home? You’ll be right there, but you will be able to enjoy adult company without one ear pinned to the moniter. It is not to late to find a sitter for New Year’s … Read entire article »

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Win One of Three Free Sittercity Memberships!

I’ve shared how I used Sittercity to locate a trustworthy care provider for Baby Diva so I could meet some deadlines. Whether you are a working mom, a work at home mom, or a stay at home mom, you deserve a break. Quality childcare can be difficult to find, but Sittercity makes it easy. Check out our full review of this essential service! Sittercity also has two new exciting services! Pet Sitter Finder: If you are traveling out of town this holiday season, Sittercity will help you find the perfect sitter for your precious pet Corporate Program: Companies looking to boost productivity, reduce employee absenteeism, retain working parents as employees, and increase company satisfaction are in luck! The Sittercity Corporate Program provides employees with free … Read entire article »

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You Deserve a Break Today! Find Caring Sitters at Care.com

My parents’ generation is sometimes known as the caretaker generation because they find themselves caring and providing for their aging parents, their adult children who find themselves in an uncertain job and housing market, and often their grandchildren, too. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find childcare, elder care, pet sitters, and tutors all in one spot? That’s the great idea behind Care.com. You’ll find Child Care, Pet Care, Tutoring, and Senior Care, all through one service with just one subscription. Plus free Background Checks are available. The site is very user-friendly and there is even a virtual tour. You can register with a basic subscription for free to see if there are any likely candidates in your area and then join as a premium member to view full profiles (including … Read entire article »

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Find a Reliable Babysitter: Sittercity

When you are busy, it is tough to find time for yourself, your friends, your spouse… Over here, we’ve been busy house hunting and settling into a new community. I would like to start volunteering more actively again, but my husband’s work schedule is very up in the air. Since we’re buying a house, it would also be great if I could work a few more hours a week. My husband reminded me that we have a Sittercity subscription–and it is easy and inexpensive to add another zip code. Once I do, I can locate, interview, and run a background check on suitable babysitting candidates. Sittercity allows me to sort sitters by their qualifications, calculate a fair rate, and view stored background checks or run my own. … Read entire article »

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Find a Trustworthy Babysitter with Sittercity

Whether you are a working mom, a work at home mom, or a stay at home mom, you deserve a break. Quality childcare can be difficult to find, but Sittercity makes it easy. Two growing trends place increasing stress on new mommies: we move further away from our families and, even when we live nearby, our own mothers are more likely to have their own jobs, interests, and obligations. I love spending most of my day with Baby Diva, but I still occasionally need a break. As a work at home mom, I find I am having growing difficulty balancing my family’s needs, my work requirements, and my personal desires. With the first two making demands on my time, I have less time to care for myself. Taking care of … Read entire article »

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